For Jennifer Parkerson, a Space Coast native, raising her children in Brevard County only made sense. “I went to UCF for college, then my husband and I moved to South Florida for a few years after we got married. However, when we started talking about having kids, we knew it was time to move back to beautiful Brevard County.”

Parkerson and her husband homeschool their children, and she volunteers with her homeschool community and with her church. For her, being involved in the lives of her children is a top priority. “Being a mother means being available to my children and loving them well. It means nurturing my boys in a way that will help them develop their God-given talents so that they can use them effectively when they reach adulthood.”

Parkerson shared that she learned this selflessness from her mother. Her mother was and always is available, and she hopes that her boys will not only say the same thing about her, but also do the same for their families. Along with this selflessness, Parkerson hopes that her boys will learn to follow andbe like Jesus. “I enjoy spending time talking with my boys and watching them grow and develop into kind, compassionate young men.”

Sara Santora
Managing Editor at SpaceCoast Magazines | Website

As a Space Coast native, Sara enjoys using her love of writing to speak directly to the community that raised her. She graduated from Florida State University with a B.A. in English, and has written for a variety of magazines; however, her love for publishing and writing developed as a young girl, when she received her first copy of Teen Vogue. When she isn't writing or at work, she is traveling around the state with friends, visiting coffee shops, going to live shows and brushing up on her photography skills. Follow her on Instagram or connect with her on LinkedIn.